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Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

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Address: 5901 South Hwy. 163, Columbia, MO 65203
Phone Number: 573-449-7402
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Description: Just minutes from Columbia, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park gives visitors...
Just minutes from Columbia, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park gives visitors the chance to scramble, hike and bicycle through a scenic environment – and lets them peek into Missouri’s underworld. The park contains some of the most popular hiking trails in the state and also offers solitude while hiking in the Gans Creek Wild Area. Visitors can also see a large cave system with its rock bridge, sinkholes, a spring and underground stream at the Devil's Icebox. You can explore Connor's Cave in the light of the opening for a taste of the underground world.
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Best park in the state!

Fantastic outdoor recreation for everyone. If you are looking for a hike with your family, dog, or your thoughts, there are miles of trails, creek crossings, and rocks to help you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fantastic outdoor recreation for everyone. If you are looking for a hike with your family, dog, or your thoughts, there are miles of trails, creek crossings, and rocks to help you escape it all. Mountain biking is also welcome, and the trails are great for beginners, experts, and everyone in between. Make sure the trails are open first. They are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Every time that I make a visit to Columbia, I have to stop at this beautiful park. I have been going since I was a kid and my parents were the first to introduce me to it. If you go, make sure to check out the Devil's Icebox.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I have enjoyed going to this park many times. Trails are well marked and they have a good variety. I take my dog here at least once a week for a hike. Never done biking but have seen many people doing it.

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Venice, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We were recommended to do this hike on our way from Jefferson City to Arrow Rock by my sister-in-law since it was just 5 miles west of our route. Are we glad we good the time! This is in a fantastic natural setting that is filled with the opportunity for exercise (many boardwalk steps to see it all as well... More 

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Hartsburg, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The 2 "main attractions" to rock bridge are easily accessible by boardwalk and very short walks of about half a mile. There are several hiking/biking trails from 1.75 to over 8 miles also. All the trails I have hiked have intersecting trails not mapped or the trail markers point in 3 different directions while also not mapped. In some areas... More 

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Nice short hike - mostly on stairs. Free, easy access, and a cool breeze from the caves below. Daughter was (9 months) pregnant and we were keeping her walking. Didn't put her into labor, but was still a nice walk.

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Naperville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Definitely a must see! FREE to get in - several easy, planked walkways to get to some incredible sites at the Park. We visited Devil's Icebox (but did not climb down into the water) and got some great photos. Great place to consider even if you don't have a lot of time on your schedule to get out into nature.

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This park has a lot to offer. There are sinkholes and various trails/boardwalks. The two main attractions are the Devil's Icebox--a sinkhole cave where you can see bats--and a natural, huge rock bridge. There are lots of picnic tables, and this is a very pretty place to eat. You can come to the park for a whole day, or just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The kids and I had a blast here running on all the trails! It's so neat as soon as you get close to the caves how you feel the temperature change! Great place to get some excessive and be with nature!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Wooden walking trail. Nice area for a picnic or to relax. Has an actual old rock bridge that you can view. Bathrooms across from parking lot.

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